Sunday, April 10, 2011

Were You There?

April 9th, 2011.Couldn't have asked for a nicer day or a better crowd. Giving a reading of short stories set in New York City on a double-decker tour bus is a perfect combination. Hope to do it again soon.

Started out from Penn Station (Photo by Quilty)

A beautiful spring day. In front of Lincoln Center.

Outside Logos Bookstore.
Harris Healy had the book in the window. Big thanks!

The Strand Books Kiosk on 5th Ave.
Would love to get You Are Here there.

By the Plaza Hotel. Home to Eloise.

In Columbus Circle, reading "Possibilities"--
one of my favorite stories.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

ALWAYS Going Out of Business

Look for this in Men in Black III

When this sign went up on 8th Ave a few days ago, I thought it was pretty funny. There are stores in New York City that have been 'going out of business' for months and even sometimes years. They're usually electronic stores or those place that sell really big, ugly sculptures of horses; Chinese snuff bottles and Faberge eggs.

It turns out this was for just for Men in Black 3—which in a way makes it even funnier. Within 24 hours, the store was returned to its usual state.

It's not the first time I was fooled by a 'set' in the city.